Red Lion Inn

Hinxton, Cambridgeshire
+44 (0)1799 530601

Good local ales in a beamed bar, eclectic menus, a secluded garden with church views, and new-build rooms with a fresh, contemporary feel


8 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

In pretty, peaceful Hinxton, close to Cambridge, the rambling Red Lion is a popular stopover in an area deprived of good inns. And its secluded garden, replete with dovecote, arbour and patio, overlooks the church: a lovely spot for peaceful summer sipping. Another draw is the buzzy atmosphere Alex has instilled in the beamed bar with its deep green chesterfields, worn wooden boards, cosy log fire and ticking clock. Own label ale Red & Black and others from the local micro brewery – Crafty Beers, Adnams, Woodfordes, Nethergate – add to the appeal, as do eclectic menus that list a range of classic pub dishes and more inventive specials, all at good prices. Pop in for a beef and horseradish sandwich or linger over venison with blackberry jus or wild mushroom fettuccine; tuck into delicious roast Norfolk chicken on Sunday. Puddings are to die for: sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce, lemon tart with mango coulis. Named after local beers and ciders, new-build rooms are comfortable and smart with a fresh, contemporary feel – lightwood furniture, wooden floors, crisp cotton on top-quality beds, fully tiled bathrooms. Breakfasts are a serious treat.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Water and walks.

Dogs £10 per dog per night. Max. 2.

Garden. Field and recreation ground walk 5 minutes away.

Lunch & dinner £11-£25. Bar meals £4.50-£10.50. Sunday lunch £12.


Nightly price
from £139
Singles £114. Extra bed/sofabed available £40 per person per night.
5 Twin/doubles
From £139
3 Doubles
From £139



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Alex Clarke

  • Imperial War Museum Duxford - 10 minutes' drive
  • Cambridge University Colleges - 20 minutes' drive
  • Newmarket Racecourse - home of British Horse Racing20 minutes' drive
  • Audley End House - English Heritage country house open to the public - 20 minutes' drive
  • Chilford Hall - Exhibition Centre and 20 acre award winning vineyard - 15 minutes' drive
  • National Trust - Wimpole Hall and Anglesey Abbey